It’s not flying. That’s been clear in a week of on-the-stump harangues by the president over Mitt Romney’s announced intention to cut funding to PBS programs including, yes, the beloved Big Bird—a charge the president has been making with evident assurance that he’s delivering a telling blow. One that adds another dark layer to the Obama campaign’s favored image of Mitt Romney—the brutal cost cutter, the tycoon callously indifferent to the needs of good hard-working Americans. All that might enhance their lives—their children’s lives—he wants to take away.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444799904578048503227442228.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_AboveLEFTTop At Wednesday’s House oversight hearings into the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, Democrats protested loudly about a GOP political witch hunt. If only such alleged partisanship were always so educational. The Congressional investigation has in a few hours brought greater clarity about what happened before, during and after the events of […]
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ Americans have been steadily losing rights in every area except the sexual. Freedom of speech and religion are on the decline, but the rights to have other people pay for your birth control and provide a space for your gay wedding are doing well. Under the Supreme Court’s current take on Eminent Domain, your […]
2012.10.10 (Riyom, Nigeria) – Three children and their mother are among over a dozen Christians are slaughtered during a Muslim raid on their village.
2012.10.10 (Dallyam, Nigeria) – Muslim terrorists shoot four members of a Christian family at close range.
2012.10.09 (Harasta, Syria) – At least forty people are killed in two massive al-Nusra suicide blasts.
2012.10.09 (Kano, Nigeria) – Devout Muslims kill two cops guarding health workers administering polio immunizations to children following a rumor at their mosque.
2012.10.09 (Tarin Kot, Afghanistan) – A cleric is assassinated by Religion of Peace rivals.
2012.10.09 (Pattani, Thailand) – A father and son are among three Buddhists gunned down by Muslim militants.
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In September, the Obama campaign got 1.8 million donations from small contributors who did not break the $200 threshold requiring that their information be reported to the Federal Election Commission. They gave the campaign 98 percent of the $181 million it raised that month, a figure vastly higher than its take in any previous month.
Is the Obama campaign financing itself through foreign money funneled in through a website owned by a private businessman, living in China, that uses the name Obama.com?
In 1997, we learned — too late — that the Clinton campaign had relied heavily on thinly disguised Chinese government money for much of its early blitz of issue ads in the 1996 election. The early intimations of funding fraud in the campaign (Al Gore’s exploits with the Buddhist monks) shaved off half of Clinton’s margin, cutting his lead from 14 to 7 points in the weeks before the election. But the full dimensions of the scandal were not apparent until then-Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) held hearings the following year revealing the depth of the campaign’s reliance on foreign money.
Today’s congressional hearing on the Sep. 11, 2012 attacks across the Middle East, that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in Benghazi, have destroyed the Obama administration’s lies about the event. There was not enough security in Benghazi, despite repeated requests; there was no preparation for the attacks, despite intelligence and warning signs; and the assault in Libya had nothing to do with an anti-Islamic video, as President Barack Obama and his appointees had claimed for weeks.
On the eve of the hearings, the State Department claimed not to have linked the Libya attack to an anti-Islamic video made in the United States–although Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did so in television advertisements the State Department produced for Pakistani television, and UN Ambassador Susan Rice told the media over and over again that the attacks had been part of a spontaneous demonstration of outrage across the region. Numerous requests for additional security in Benghazi had been ignored by the diplomats at Foggy Bottom.
James Clapper, director of National Intelligence (DNI), has come out swinging against his critics, just two weeks after his public affairs director said that US intelligence had initially labeled the attacks on our Benghazi consulate “spontaneous.”
Back on September 28, the DNI public affairs director explained, “We provided that initial assessment to Executive Branch officials and members of Congress, who used that information to discuss the attack publicly and provide updates as they became available. As we learned more … we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists.”
But today, Clapper denied that his office had done anything wrong. “The challenge is always a tactical warning, the exact insights ahead of time that such an attack is going to take place and obviously we did not have that,” he said, in particularly Clintonian language. “This gets into the mysteries versus secrets thing. If people don’t behave, emit a behavior or talk or something else ahead of time to be detected, it’s going to be very hard to predict an exact attack and come up with an exact attack …. I flew back to Washington, and I’m reading the media clips about the hapless, hopeless, helpless, inept, incompetent DNI, because I acknowledged publicly that we didn’t instantly have that ‘God’s eye, God’s ear’ certitude about an event that I mentioned earlier. It made me want to go right back to Australia.”
She was shaken when she addressed the press and spoke of the murder of our ambassador and 3 other Americans in Benghazi. I am certain a portion of that grief was for those who were lost. But equally certain is that Hillary was also grieving for what may have been her lost political career.
A 2016 Presidential candidacy seems to be floating away from Hillary. Her 3 o’clock phone call didn’t go so well. And the twirling and whirling after the raid with the Susan Rice and Jay Carney faux reasonings created more political damage for Hillary. The movie? Really?
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/10/so_this_is_what_god_dmn_america_looks_like.html Four years ago, our media overlords assured us that President Empty Chair was really Candidate Empty Pew — a parishioner who sat for 20 years in Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s nutty, hate-mongering church and never heard a single word. “God bless America? No, no, no! God d*mn America!” thundered Reverend Wright, and just in case […]
If you are wondering why the Obama administration was slow acknowledge the attack on our Benghazi consulate that killed our Libyan ambassador and three others and concocted lies about it, it helps to know who is advising the President. My commentary from March 14, 2012, provides part of the answer:
There’s a YouTube video of John Brennan, the President’s national security advisor, praising Islam and the Arab culture to an unidentified group of Arabs that is so revealing that it should be probable cause for his removal from office. At one point, he addresses them in fluent Arabic, a language acquired in his studies and CIA posts over the years.
When the British Empire spanned much of the globe there was a turn for men who embraced the culture and nations to which they were assigned. They were deemed to have “gone native”, often wearing Arab garb and becoming apologists for their actions. Among the most famous was Lawrence of Arabia, but there were many others such as Lieutenant-General, Sir John Bagot Glub, widely known as Glub Pasha, best known for leading and training Jordan’s Arab Legion from 1939 to 1956, the same Legion that took part in attacks on Israel after it declared independence in 1948.